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Nancy Ann Coyne Reveals Public Installation "Speaking of Home"

Speaking of Home Installation

On September 27, 2017, international public artist, designer and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne debuted "Speaking of Home," a photographic public artwork transforming four of St. Paul’s famous skyways into an episodic narrative of immigrant experiences––questioning assumptions about what comprises “home.” The project marks the first time that the St. Paul skyway system will be sanctioned for a public artwork and was made possible by the close collaboration between the artist and fabricator, Archetype.

Gemini Announces Expansion of GemTrim™ Trim Cap Line

Gemini GemTrim Cap Trim

Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.), an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, expands its GemTrim offering to include two-inch-wide trim cap, supplied in 100-foot rolls. The new two-inch size complements the existing GemTrim three-quarter and one-inch sizes.

The addition of the two-inch-wide size provides customers with a full array of trim cap options to add accent color, depth, and structural integrity to the production of any channel letter project. 

Betty Danger's 2016 Kick-0ff event!

Thanks to everyone that came to Betty Danger's County Club on Crack for the 2016 SEGD Kick-0ff event!

We will be compiling all ideas and suggestions that were gathered, and try to incorporate as many of them as we can!

It was excellent to see so many familiar faces & new faces alike!

Special thanks to Brent Schoonover for sharing his project insight on creating the one-of-a-kind Betty Danger's logo.

We hope you bundled up and got to ride the ferris wheel, take some fun pics & make some new memories!

Thanks again for a successful event!

Travis Wood

Travis Woods is a senior exhibit designer at Split Rock Studios in St. Paul, MN.

Travis Woods designs immersive and interactive environments that inspire a sense of wonder. He incorporates a mixture of sensory experiences including tactiles, interactives, dioramas, murals, graphics, and media. His understanding of design and manufacturing techniques results in durable yet awe-inspiring products, receiving three national awards for exhibit excellence.

St. Paul, MN

Olson Environmental Graphics

Olson Environmental Graphics

Play at Work: Olson

At advertising agency Olson, creativity and connection are what it’s all about. When the rapidly expanding firm secured 125,000 square feet in Minneapolis’s historic Ford Center building, they asked Gensler’s Brand Design team to focus on connections central to the firm’s philosophies and success. They also wanted the building’s industrial character to shine through.

Digital Wayfinding

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Wayfinding Goes Digital

From touchscreens to handheld devices, the future of digital wayfinding is in your hands.

Long considered the flashy stepsister of traditional signage, digital signage has generally been known for its chameleon-like ability to convey multiple messages, loop promotions, or display ambient imagery. Think Times Square, highway billboards, and retail marketing. But although it can be big, bright, and bold, it’s had trouble getting outside the box.

Aveda Retail Prototype

Merit Award
Aveda Retail Prototype, Gensler

The challenge of designing a retail prototype for Aveda was capturing the passion of Aveda's business: that the mind, body, and spirit are inextricably linked, and that what you put on your body impacts how you feel and how you perform. The designers approached the conceptual design of the store as weaving an interactive story about Aveda, its mission, and its products, and creating a customer experience that educates and engages. The focus of the store is on experience, on providing customers with the opportunity to touch and test the Aveda products.

Gensler

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